KS1 Religious Education: The Jewish Story of Hanukkah

Part of a series of animated films for primary schools teaching pupils about religions of the world.

This film focuses on Judaism, and narrates the story of Hanukkah.

Rabbi Sidney tells the story of the Maccabees fighting the invading Greek army and the miracle of the sacred lamp that burned for eight days with just one bottle of oil.

The film is bright and colourful and immerses pupils in the story through a clear, friendly narrative.

This short film is from the BBC Teach series: Religions of the World.

Teacher Notes

After watching, pupils could be asked to think of a place that is really special to them.

How would they feel if that place was spoiled or ruined?

They could draw or make a menorah.

Pupils could then make a picture of a menorah using their hand-prints, or a collage.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching KS1 religious education in England and Northern Ireland, Foundation Phase in Wales, and Early and 1st Level Religious and Moral Education in Scotland.

More from Religions of the World:

Sikh Stories
The Buddhist Story of Siddhartha and the Swan and The Monkey King
The Christian Story of the First Christmas
The Christian Story of the Good Samaritan and the Lost Sheep
The Christian Story of Easter
The Hindu Story of Rama and Sita
The Islamic Story of The Prophet and the Ants and 'The Crying Camel'
The Five Pillars of Islam
The Jewish Story of Moses